5 Tips For a Better Wheel Pose

Wheel is the quintessential back bend of yoga. It’s invigorating and keeps the spine strong and supple. As the very beginning of the advanced back bends, Urdhva Dhanurasana is a gateway pose. These… Continue reading

Seeing The Light in Others Equals Happier Families & Better Relationships

My mom’s fight with cancer began when I was 14. She had five, yes, five different bouts, so the concept of mortality was something I was familiar with. I’d grown up with it, fearful… Continue reading

Invigorating Yoga Practice: A Prep For Backbends (VIDEO)

If you need a little pick-me-up, look no further. This seven minute video moves you through a yoga flow that’s perfect on it’s own or can be used at the beginning of your… Continue reading

Yoga For Asthma (Or Anyone Who Wants to Breathe Deeply)

What’s happening in the physical body is often a manifestation of something deeper. For most people a build-up of memories and feelings get stored in the energetic body. Long-held beliefs about everything from our… Continue reading

Is Your Yoga Practice Making You Out of Balance?

BKS Iyengar said, “In every pose there should be repose.” Relaxation, I’ll admit, is something that doesn’t come easily to me. It’s so easy to “do” and so challenging to simply “be.” With… Continue reading

Meditation for Compassion

I opened my e-mail today to find a note of constructive criticism from a studio where I recently taught. The message was very kind, well-written, sent with love and actually quite accurate. Instead of closing… Continue reading

Learn to Fly in Hurdler’s Pose

Learn to fly in Hurdler’s Pose with the perfect trio of preparatory yoga postures.

The Best Yoga Breath to Find Balance

If your yoga teacher is worth her salt, she’ll remind you to breathe. If she’s really skilled, she’ll teach you how to breathe. We forget to breathe consciously all the time, don’t we? Simply… Continue reading

How I Avoided Spinal Surgery With Yoga

It was winter and the waves were pretty big, at least for a newbie like me. I paddled hard and pulled into the wave. The face steepened, the board pitched and I was down. The… Continue reading

Three Yoga Practices to Ease Anxiety & Stress

There are two things I know about stress and anxiety. 1.) There is nothing wrong with us for feeling it and 2.) Everyone feels it. Stress, by definition, is mental and/or emotional strain… Continue reading